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Old 04-15-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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MINMATE'S Trip Report: Day 3 (PT 1) POOL is one letter short of POO!

MINMATE’S Trip Report: Pre-trip Drama… I think I’m Gonna Be sick… http://www.disboards.com/showthread....95#post8284795
MINMATE’S Trip Report: (Day 1) I Need A Vacation! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....21#post8284821
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 2 (Pt.1) Lions & Tarzan & Mickey, Oh My! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....35#post8288435
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 2 (Pt.2) Visiting WDW-One Potty At A Time! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=792642
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 2 (Pt.3) Magic Kingdom Nirvana
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....61#post8301761
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 3 (PT 1) POOL Is One Letter Short of POO!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=792687
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 3 (PT 2) Don’t Rain On My Parade!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=792750
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 4 – Out of the Ashes Rises the Phoenix: A Perfect Day
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....18#post8304118
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 5 – Just Ducky & Discovering DVC
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=792859
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 6 – Princess Day
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....44#post8305544
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 7 – Cruisin’ The Bay Today!
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....47#post8310747
MINMATE’S Trip Report: Day 8 – And Now It’s Time To Say Good-Bye…
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....75#post8310775

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DD6 – Cali
DD5 – Meg
DS4 – Buddy
DD2 – Jay Jay
4/5-4/12 – 7 nights at Pop Century




THURSDAY, APRIL 7
The plan was to sleep in. I believe I set the wake up call for about 9:30. There was no need for it though because sleeping in for our kids meant 8:30 that day. So, we were up and at ‘em and at the Downtown Disney Bus Stop by 9:45. We had a bit of a wait here. Again, I’m a bit of a line waiting snob, only because I fear at any moment I will have a child that begins to exhibit Stitch-like behavior, or worse yet, uncontrollable whining from boredom. Anyway, I had never taken the Pop bus to DTD. In fact, I hadn’t been to DTD since it was called Disney Village. The bus ride was longer than I anticipated. It stopped at BB too.

I could practically see the dollar signs roll through Joe’s eyes like a casino slot machine. Why? Because we now found, MY mecca… The World of Memories store. I’m a big scrapbooking buff and this was way more temptation than I could handle. I plopped everything I wanted in front of Joe and told him I was too light-headed from all the choices to look closely and decide (not to mention shopping with four kids is not the easiest environment in which to concentrate). So, I asked him to look at the papers, stickers and such and pare down my choices to stuff seemed to resemble the kinds of stuff that goes best with this trip and with my scrapbooking style. There’s just know way I would be able to do it! I wanted it all! He is very supportive of my hobby, so I know he could do this. Well, he picked out way more than I would have. Yay! We even took pictures inside the store! I know, I’m a bit wacky about this hobby! The kids also picked out some goodies and we were all ready to go. After all that shopping, the cashier asked if we were planning to do more shopping. We said, well yes, probably, we just got here. He actually tried to talk us out of buying the stuff there and go buy it at World of Disney because they had a lot of the same stuff. He was suggesting this in relation to being able to ship it home and such. I said, “Are you kidding? Look how long it took me to pick out what I wanted here! There’s no way I want to start over at a new store with the kids and stuff!” So, we settle up our bill, shipping some stuff home and sending some back to the room.

We checked out Goofy’s Candy Co. and the kids had a ball using the sugar mixer machine to make themselves tubes full of multi-flavored sugar. Yum! Great breakfast! $30 worth of candy and junk food later, we were on our way. We headed to Lego Land, where more potty breaks ensued. I felt like a ping pong ball bouncing back and forth trying to keep up with the kids as they darted to and fro. Then came the slide incident. Something must have happened at the top of the slide because there was this kid, about the same size as Buddy who was crying his head off. His dad was asking him, “Did he step on your hand? It’s ok, I’m sure it was an accident.” When I looked up to the top of the slide the only “he” I spotted was my son who was intently watching the crying boy at the bottom of the slide. I stepped in and asked if my son had done something as I hadn’t witnessed any wrongdoing but wanted to follow up. The dad didn’t really give me an answer but I went ahead and assumed it was my son that accidentally stepped on the kid’s hand, so I apologized for him and tried in a sweet but firm voice, to remind my son to be careful and watch where he’s walking. I asked him to apologize to the boy, which he did meekly. But of course, this caused Buddy to turn. He was embarrassed and upset with me. I really don’t know what happened and wish I had just ignored the whole thing. I guess that’s what you get for trying to do the responsible thing. Now, Joe has disappeared to the bathroom with Cali and Meg and I’m chasing JayJay and Buddy who are going in opposite directions. I can see from his little red cheeks that Buddy is getting hot which just escalates his sour mood. He crosses his arms on a lego table and puts his head down on top of them in a classic pouty, “leave me alone” stance. I feel bad but he refuses to let me get near him.

We figure it’s time to leave and get some real sustenance. Since we’re on the Dining Plan and Buddy is on a strict Chicken Strips and Fries only diet, we make our way back to the bus stop. Joe is on a mission to find batteries for the camera and possibly a charger for the digital. We got lucky on the batteries but no luck on a charger. Visits to World of Disney and Once Upon A Toy were included on this trip to DTD. Lots to look at here but Joe kind of steamtrained us through the stores. I think he felt we’d spent enough in one day already. I was disappointed with the My Little Pony station. My kids pretty much had all the accessories there. Meg did want a new pony but I steered her away from that. She has about a gazillion already that don’t get played with that much anyway. I was holding out for Disney-related items for them instead.

Joe heads back ahead of us to World of Memories store (where we began) to get the batteries that he was searching for. In a freak turn of events, Meg flips out because she wants to be with daddy – NOW! Then, as I find a place for us to sit near the World of Memories store, I send Meg in but she doesn’t want to go in after dad now. Then, JayJay walks into a chair and starts crying. How many times has she gotten hurt at WDW now?! Maybe that’s why she is so adamant on being carried around all the time! It’s safer! Lol… Come on children! Another Drama With Mama incident. Still, I swear these kids have a secret mission to keep us just thisclose to our patience threshold. It must be fun for them. Whatever it is, I HOPE and PRAY they mellow out because I don’t think I put up with the irrational whining forever! Heaven help me! At the bus stop at DTD, more whining ensues when JayJay discovers that Buddy got a giant lollipop and she had picked out some paintbrush sugar thing that now looked rinky dink in comparison. JayJay wails for her own lolli. Somehow, miraculously and wonderfully, Buddy cheers JayJay up… something we parents were unable to do… and they end up sharing his lolli! Yay, Buddy!

The bus took a long time to get back to Pop with stops at PI and the water park, etc. It was 12:30 by the time we got back to the hotel. Another round of “Thank you Micekeepers” and then off to the pool for a short swim. Joe supervised the kids while I picked up food from the Food Court. We hadn’t eaten anything but a bit of junk food (like fried chicken strips and fries is such a healthy alternative) so I was feeling another guilty mom moment. It was unfounded though because surprise, surprise, the kids barely ate any of their food anyway! I swear, I don’t know how they survive sometimes!

Remember, we literally 45 seconds from the Bowling Pin pool, so by 1:45 or so, we are back at the room asking the kids to take an afternoon nap. It was a half-hearted attempt on their part. Just when I thought they were quieted down, I hear squeals and words I really didn’t want to hear! “Ewww, gross! Buddy went poo... (What, Buddy went to the pool?) NO... Buddy pooped his pants!” WHAT???!!!! I don’t know if he had fallen asleep and did it or if he was awake, but either way this was SOOO not like him! I was so frustrated! I was tired today and really wanted a quick siesta myself. Nope, not happening! Thankfully, it was an easy clean-up. But who knew a trip to WDW would leave me feeling like I was up to my ears in pee and poo?!

Since they were all more getting on each other nerves than resting, I decide that we should just get changed and go to Epcot early. “Yay! Ep-ri-cot!” Cheers Meg. So, off we go… to Ep-ri-cot!
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:47 PM   #3
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Ewwwwwww POO !!!!!
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:10 AM   #4
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Oh MY!!! You need to write a book!!!

I understand the steady diet of chicken nuggets and fries!!!
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #5
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you really should post some pictures for us!! I love your posts!!! Jay Jay sounds like such a sweetie! I completly understand the Chicken Strips and fries diet! My two Half-bro's and their kids (5 toddlers) live on that diet! WDW is no exeption! And I warn you those sugar things,look so appetizing when you are there but when you get home they are not so much of a thrill. So be prepared to dump a little bit of them. I tottally understand the Princess Feet thing. My niece Erin ALWAYS wants me to carry her! Is Pop a nice hotel? I thought it might kinda look not as good looking at big,giant dalmatins out your window. if you have a balcony view pic show it on a Minmates Pic thread or something. Because we all would like to see them!
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:25 PM   #6
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I really do need to figure out how to post pics. I was all set to ask for dh's help when he started making fun of me, in total disbelief that not only did I post our trip report here but that people bothered to read them AND that I'm not the only one who posted a trip report and people read other's trips too! He 'gets' disney, but he doesn't 'get' the Dis... Now, I'm scared to ask him for his help for fear of enduring his teasing! lol...
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:49 PM   #7
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But who knew a trip to WDW would leave me feeling like I was up to my ears in pee and poo?!
Too Funny!

And I understand the chicken nuggets and fries diet. My DS refused to eat anything but fries and nuggets on our last trip to the World.
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I have enjoyed reading your reports, would love to see a photo of the kids so I can put names to faces.
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:48 PM   #9
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I hope to be posting a link to photos later today!
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:41 AM   #10
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I just started reading the reports this morning, and am thoroughly enjoying them! I had to stop and post though, because I think our children are twins separated at birth! (well, except for the age difference, and I only have two) Buddy has EXACTLY the same temperment and mannerisms as my DS6. I am completely able to relate to your report, and even find my anxiety level rising as I relive some of the same experiences I've had on past trips. My 2yo DD has the oppostie of Princess Feet and refuses to be carried, but she also refuses to hold hands, and stand next to us in lines. I refer to her as the Banshee, as we have left several line attractions with her shrieking at the top of her lungs, "I Want Down!!!". I'm going to go finish your reports, and thank you so much for sharing!

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